The Wall Street Journal: Lawmakers, ex-CIA chief dismiss Trump’s complaints that use of informant was improper

Top lawmakers from both parties and a former leader in the U.S. intelligence community disputed President Donald Trump’s accusation that the FBI improperly embedded a “spy” in his 2016 campaign as part of an effort to keep him from winning the election.

At the time, the FBI had used an informant who contacted Trump campaign aides suspected of having contacts with Russia, as part of its counterintelligence probe into Moscow’s meddling in the election. Special Counsel Robert Mueller now heads that investigation.

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But Michael Hayden, who served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the George W.

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